Hello nail art lovers!

You have been witnessing my half moon fever for a while. I love the half moon trend for spring 2014 and have already shown you my pink and orange color block design as well my half moon wedding nails idea. Half moon nail design is a good break from the all over color but still not too complicated to make and thus to fit the lifestyle of an active girl with many things to do.

Today I want to share with you my blue and mint half moon nail design. I think half moon nails look great in a contrasting color combination so I went for another color block. This time I used a mat top coat and I really love the result. I must admit that a fat top coat blends the design a bit better but if you need a change, go ahead and grab your mat top coat!

Mat blue and mint half moon nails

Mat blue and mint half moon nails

Mat blue and mint half moon nails

Mat blue and mint half moon nails

I will not go into any details how I exactly made the nails as I have used the same technique as in my red and orange color block tutorial linked above. Just change the colors to your liking and mat those nails all over :)

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I love the half moon nail trend for 2014! I tried it recently and I want to show you how it turned out, plus will give you some tips from what I have learnt :)

My half moon interpretation is a bright color block design combining orange and pink. I used guiding stripes to get the perfect half moon shape. So here is how it goes!

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

First, paint your nails orange on one hand and pink on the other.
I thought it would be fun to have an orange base for one hand and a pink one for the other and I really like the pop art effect this design has. Tip! When you choose your colors make sure they are thick and opaque formulas. This way it will be easy to add the second color on top of the base one without having to layer too much nail polish to cover it.

Then, add the half moon.
Guiding stripes may help you get a good half moon shape. Tip! After you have applied your second color, remove the stripe while nail polish is still wet so that the stripe will not leave any harsh edges.

I think that if you choose a sheer base, half moon can be added free handedly and guides are not obligatory to get a beautiful result. If you are able to see your natural half moon it will be easier to trace it with the second color.

Last, seal nail design with a top coat.
The half moon nail art is a layered design and as all layered nail designs it may have some nail polish bumps to conceal. Use a fat top coat for this manicure and this will smooth off any harsh edges left by the guiding stripes.

Thanks for reading, see you soon!

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the 2014 nail trends series! In this second post from the sequel thread we will talk about two more nail trends for 2014 as seen on fashion week runway shows: altered French and half moon nails.

Altered French manicure trend
French manicure stays on top of this season’s trends but with an altered image. Add an unexpected color to your nail tips and you will fit the trend. Workplace friendly and easy to go with various outfits, we will see the colored tip a lot in 2014.

The half moon nail trend
Another popular look of the runways is the half moon manicure. All color combinations are welcome as soon as nails are rounded or square and you are not afraid to be noticed :) Some call the half moon look the reverse French nail and I can see the logic to that, especially now that it appears in trends list repeatedly season after season and may turn out to be a classic as its original French predecessor. I will make a tutorial to show you how to create half moon manicure soon so stay tuned!

Here is a sneak peek at my next nail trends post: metallic nails.

Nail trends for 2014: metallic nails

Nail trends for 2014: metallic nails

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

Thanks for reading, come by for the next trends blog post!.